Basilica Cistern

 

Let’s walk the cistern basilica in istanbul. Cistern is composed of 336 distinct columns and built at the time of the Roman emperor, Justinian.

It has a capacity of 80 thousand cubic meter of water. : In the construction was used 336 columns brought from old pagan temples. Between each column there are 4 meters away.

The thing that stands out at this point is the two heads of Medusa, mythological character. Why are Medusa’s heads upside down? We reply in Istanbul. OK ?

 

 

 

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